Coca Cola 600 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684438" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Charlotte Motor Speedway[/caption] Sunday is the best racing day of the year. No disrespect to the Daytona 500, but Sunday offers 15 hours of important racing, ending with the Nascar's version of a marathon: the Coca Cola 600. Looking at the odds, there's enough that stands out to make the final few hours of this racing marathon well worth watching. (more...) ...

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The All-Star Fan Vote: Who Is The People’s Choice?

Who is the fan's choice? Who is that driver not already eligible for the all-star race that fans want to see? Miss Sprint Cup has announced the top ten, and there are certainly an array of choices: THE WONDER KIDS Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Larson- Among the three, Larson looks like the favorite. In his extremely brief Sprint Cup career, the rookie has reeled off a number of strong finishes, and earned a lot of respect, but his challenge will be he could end up having to ...

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The Sweet & The Sour At Turn One of 2014

Coming out of Turn One, the 2014 season is fish tailing a bit, keeping it off the walls, but loose as a long-necked goose. Like it is with any season, there's been a mix of the sweet and a dash of the sour. THE SWEET.... The Monkey Is Off His Back- Being a member of "Junior Nation" has been a lot like being a Chicago Cubs fan in recent years, complete with lots of heart break and requiring the patience of Job. Earnhardt has rewarded his fans' loyalty and silenced his critics, starting ...

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The Best Is Yet To Come

NASCAR's most popular driver won the season opener. A veteran driver with championship potential has overcome some potholes in his path to secure a pair of wins, almost ensuring his spot in the Chase. A former champion finds redemption with his new team by ending a long victory drought. Among a bumper crop of fresh faces are two phenoms who have captured the imagination of the racing public: one is a California kid with a sparkling background as an open wheeler, and the other, the son of a b ...

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Southern 500 Win, Lose or Draw

  The first night race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season is over, and the streak is over. This has nothing to do with The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, rather a two-time winner on the NASCAR season. Kevin Harvick's win didn't stun the world; it did shape how NASCAR fans will think heading into the off week. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. Win: Kevin Harvick Harvick won the race, but that's almost a secondary victory. Teams and drivers in transition often struggle. For eve ...

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Auto Club 400: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684241" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Getty Images[/caption] So much for March Madness only being on a court. The Auto Club 400 was a bracket busting event, leaving fans on their feet, teams on their toes and consequences that will last far beyond Sunday's race. Here's a breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Media Metrics

Media moves the NASCAR meter. We all know that. Now there’s a new way to quantify one of the most important metrics in the sport. A public relations agency released how much media exposure drivers generated in 2013.  To the surprise of some, Jimmie Johnson led the charge. To the surprise of none, Danica Patrick finished second.  The entire list is here, and the takeaways are numbers for your favorite Sprint Cup driver. (more...) ...

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C-c-changes Everywhere

The winds of change are blowing through NASCAR. We're not talking a gentle breeze here, so much as we're talking about gale force winds....   That's just the beginning. NASCAR's penalty system has been spelled out. While wins won't be stripped away from violators, nonetheless the governing body believes they have laid out what teams and fans can expect if chicanery has been uncovered, not the least of which a structure for addressing repeat offenders. While there's a list of infractio ...

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Teen Sensation Kwasniewski Taking Next Big Step

He's blazing more trails than Daniel Boone. Dylan Kwasniewski, the Las Vegas teenager who turned heads by winning both the K&N Pro East and West Series titles, and starred in the AOL online series Flat Out will now race full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014. Winning both the East and West series is something that had never been done before. This last season, Dylan grabbed the brass ring in the East Series- the same path on which the likes of Ricky Craven and Darrell Wallace ...

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Five Drivers I’m Watching This Season

Happy New Year! With the 2014 season just around the corner, it's not too early to start looking ahead. For a variety of reasons, here are five drivers I will be watching with heightened interest..... Denny Hamlin- After a season filled with calamity, Hambone finished the 2013 campaign with a win, signaling hope for the 11 team. Was it an omen? He's been a winner throughout his career, here's betting Hamlin will be right back in the mix of things this season. Kyle Larson- It's been som ...

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